Professor Emeritus

Gary Sojka

Contact Info  

Educational Background
Ph.D., Purdue University
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lycoming College
Honorary Doctor of Science, Purdue University

Previous Experience 

  • Professor of Biology, Indiana University 1967-1984
  • Associate Chairman Department of Biology, Indiana University 1975-1978
  • Chairman Department of Biology, Indiana University 1978-1981
  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University 1981-1984
  • President, Bucknell University 1984-1995
  • Interim President, Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities 1995-96
  • Professor of Biology, Bucknell University 1995-present
  • Fields of research and teaching interest  
  • Microbiology. Carbon metabolism. Genetic adaptations to the environment in photosynthetic bacteria; mechanism for "gain-of-function" mutations.
  • Beginning studies on the genomics of endangered breeds of domestic sheep and other endangered livestock and domesticated plants.

Courses taught at Bucknell  

  • BIOL 121 General Biology
  • BIOL 122 General Biology
  • BIOL 302 Microbiology
  • FOUNDATION SEMINAR: Domestication of Plants and Animals
  • CAPSTONE: Sustainability of World's food